About the Creators
Mo.Na. Gems was born out of a college dorm kitchen. Inspired by seeing people creating resin jewelry online, Mecca McDonald and Mia Dunn spent their summer before junior year experimenting to find an eco-friendly “plastic” formula. They finally found a starch based, compostable “plastic” that they started creating jewelry with, and selling to their local community.
After graduating college they have both moved to NYC and continued growing Mo.Na.! Through their eco-friendly accessories, Mecca & Mia have the mission to encourage the fashion industry to be more eco-friendly while still being modern, cute, and fun. “Mo.Na.” stands for Mother Nature. In light of how polluting the fashion industry is, they chose this name as a reminder that we must always treat the earth with respect and find ways to give back.